European Abstraction Post World War II Opens at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

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CHARLOTTE, NC.- The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art presents School of Paris: European Abstraction Post World War II September 10, 2010 through January 3, 2011. The exhibition presents more than 60 works (paintings, drawings, prints and artist books) from the Bechtler collection created by artists who are well represented in European museums but not as broadly known in the United States. Key artists include: Alfred Manessier, Gustave Singier, Alberto Magnelli, Pierre Soulages and Nicolas de Stael who, along with other artists of the era, were considered by many to be Europe’s answer to America’s Abstract Expressionists. School of Paris: European Abstraction Post World War II marks the first exhibition since the Bechtler’s inaugural show opened January 2, 2010. All the works in the new show are from the Bechtler collection – nothing is on loan. Among the many strengths of the Bechtler collection is a large hol